This is the blog site of the online, un-disciplinary, Open Access journal, Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society.
News and Op-eds
This page contains links to a selection of news stories and opinion/editorial pieces that have been published by both mainstream and Indigenous media outlets. On this page we have tried to include links that deal directly with colonial structures, decolonization, and reconciliation. For more links to News and Opinion piece please see the Current Events page.
Links to Indigenous publications have also been included here.
Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak mounted a defence of the residential school system for Aboriginal children in the Red Chamber Tuesday, lamenting that the "good deeds" accomplished by "well-intentioned" religious teachers have been overshadowed by negative reports documented by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Chief Bobby Cameron, who leads the umbrella group the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, took exception on Wednesday to suggestions by Premier Brad Wall that racism is not a problem unique to Saskatchewan.
This op-ed appeared in the Ottawa Citizen, and on the websites of the Leader Post, Star Phoenix, Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, Montreal Gazette, The Province, Calgary Herald and Windsor Star June 8, 2015.
"Canadians have been called upon to act to contribute to a process of reconciliation with aboriginal peoples in Canada. Increasing graduation rates for First Nations, Inuit and Metis students at the postsecondary level is an important part of the challenge. This is a human rights imperative..."
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